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Kickstand question.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mick71b, May 4, 2021 at 5:39 PM.

  1. mick71b

    mick71b Kick Start Only

    My '75 came with no kickstand but I thought "no big deal I'll just use the one from my poor hulk of a '78 parts bike that was given to me". No go, totally different. The one on my '71 will work, but the more research I do on this, the more confused I get. My question is, which stand Is correct for my '75? :umm:
  2. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Does your ‘75 have the stock exhaust? I’m guessing, but the ‘74 and ‘75 might have a peculiar kickstand due to the giant fat mufflers. I think that’s the angle you have to look at.
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  3. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    74-75 have a unique sidestand. 70-73 fit but are a pain to extend because they lack the toe extension to clear the muffler.
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  4. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Yes, the '74-'75 models have a unique stand .....


    ..... and the '76 model has an even more unique, one year only stand .....


    But it's possible those 3 years may swap.
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  5. mick71b

    mick71b Kick Start Only

    Thanks for the replies. I Have an early style one and I'll just weld a toe piece on to it and wait for the correct stand to surface on fleabay.
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